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12BET India News: The fate of T20 World Cup to be discussed

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Cricket Australia will be holding a teleconference with International Cricket Council (ICC) this week to discuss the fate of the T20 World Cup. CA is scheduled to host T20 World Cup from October 18 to November 15. However, with the world currently combatting the coronavirus pandemic put a halt on all the sporting events across the globe, the event is likely to be moved in the wake of the health crisis. According to reports, the CA will conduct a teleconference meeting with the apex cricket board to discuss the “prospect of hosting the tournament”. Last month, the Australian government had…

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Zimbabwe Cricket cancelled 2019-20 season

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Earlier this week, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) officials have announced that the 2019-20 domestic season is now cancelled and will not declare winners in either the first-class competition or the 50-over tournament. Cricket in Zimbabwe has been suspended since March 18 and the country has been on lockdown since March 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The premier domestic competitions – the first-class competition, the Logan Cup, and the List A contest, the Pro50 Championship – were originally supposed to be completed by the end of April until government provisions suspended all sporting activities in the country. At the time of…

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12BET India News: Nearly 60% fans hope for IPL this year while T.V. viewership drifts

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The virus-hit Indian Premier League (IPL), due to commence March 29, was postponed indefinitely by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) with its latest commence date in limbo following the uncertainty in new tournament window. Despite the halt and doubts, a recent study suggests that nearly 60% fans are hopeful for the IPL season to happen this year. In a survey conducted by MyTeam11, which involved 10,000 people, found that fans predict sport, including cricket, will return soon. However, the events will be played behind closed doors as sporting venues will continue to be empty for a…

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12BET India News: Pakistan’s Umar Akmal faces three-year ban over corruption fiasco

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has banned Umar Akmal from all forms of the game for three years for failing to ‘report corrupt approaches’ ahead of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020.  Akmal had earlier stated in an interview that he was offered money to skip matches against India. Akmal has played in 16 Tests, 121 one-day internationals and 84 Twenty20s. The PCB took to Twitter to make the announcement and their post read: “Umar Akmal handed three year ban from all cricket by chairman of disciplinary panel Justice (retd.) Faizal-e-Miran Chauhan.” The 29-year-old last played a Test for Pakistan in…

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